Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Skull modification around the world

Arawe skull lengthening in Papua New Guinea  Mangbetu skull elongation in DRC
Head binding on Arawe infant Mangbetu infant with head binding
The scifi illustration Through the Gate was inspired by elegant Mangbetu head shapes and hair-styles.

A (non-exhaustive) list of cultures that practiced head shaping for aesthetic or social reasons: